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Grateful Dead Live at Community War Memorial Auditorium on 1977-11-05

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Grateful Dead Live at Community War Memorial Auditorium on 1977-11-05

Topics Live concert

Minglewood Blues, Mississippi Half Step, Looks Like Rain, Dire Wolf, Mama Tried-> Big River, Candyman, Jack Straw, Deal Jam-> Eyes Of The World-> Samson & Delilah, It Must Have Been The Roses, Estimated Prophet-> He's Gone-> Drums-> The Other One-> Black Peter-> Sugar Magnolia, E: One More Saturday Night

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Community War Memorial Auditorium
Location Rochester, NY

Source Audience
Lineage Master Audience Cassette > possible analog gen > DAT > CDR
Taped by
Transferred by


Update: This show is featured on Dick's Picks Vol. 34
Master Audience Cassette > possible analog gen> DAT > CDR; Mastered to disc> EAC> SHN by Scott Clugston. [Note: An alternate shn set differeing only in disks 2 and 3 also circulates. This might have an additional EAC generation.]


Reviewer: sdesmond - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 5, 2014
Subject: Great show, too much clapping!
Much appreciation to the taper for sharing this great show. But what the F is going on with the clappers ? Was this a thing in the '70's ? I have seen a ton of shows, Grateful Dead ('80's-'90's), Phish, etc etc and would go crazy if I had one of these clappers next to me. Listen to the Jack Straw and you'll know what I mean. You have to clap on every freakin' beat ? It doesn't overpower the music, this is a good listen but it is irritating at times. Why not just watch the show or dance or just bee-bop around ?
Reviewer: robinrunaround - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 9, 2014
Subject: new terrain
Somebody let Jerry loose in the exploratorium, the rest of the boys (andonna) follow right in, and it's a massive game of lost and found with each other, whilst holding onto the groove, amidst some expansive new terrain. Fluid, flawed, flighty, and flat-out fun.
Reviewer: JamsOnly - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 3, 2014
Subject: Solid
Great AUD for sure. Highlights: Half-Step, LLR, Step back>Dire Wolf, Eyes, Jam
Reviewer: Folkhippy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 23, 2013
Subject: Best AUD source for this show
All three AUDs posted for this show are decent, but, according to my ears, this one comes out on top. Fidelity is good, and it has a warmer sound than the others. Audience noise is strong in all of the tapes but is tamer here.

Don't worry about not have the DP 34 soundboard. It isn't very good. It has a thin, condensed output that doesn't settle well with me. It gives my ears that sensation you get when you drive up-altitude on a mountain road. You get none of the big, airy sound that most '77 tapes are known for. If I had to pick a DP where the sound quality caveat on the back was actually warranted, this show would be it. It, unfortunately, is the worst-sounding DP, hands down.

The audience is just a little too prevalent for my tastes, but you definitely get the I'm-in-the-crowd experience from this tape. The band usually rages through the noise anyway.

As for the performance quality, it's hard to think of better versions of Mississippi Half-Step (except for maybe the next night's), Black Peter, or Eyes of the World. The boys always rocked Rochester.
Reviewer: Mohawk Nation - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 29, 2012
Subject: Every Song is Hot
Along with all the other highlights in this show (1/2 Step, Candyman, Jack Straw, Other One, Sugar Mag), the song I keep going back to listen to is this fuckin' rockin' version of The Deal. I have never heard one better. At about 2:30 Garcia is just tearing it up....
Reviewer: OldSchoolJersey - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 5, 2009
Subject: Man
All the Estimated Prophets from '77 really do it for me
Reviewer: Skippy61 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 10, 2008
Subject: great show
ahh folks as the wise man said don't look a gift horse in the mouth. Due to the generosity of the Dead i have so many freakin shows that it would take almost two years to listen to them all. A large portion are Auds so well...MOVE ON!!!! Got most of them off the Archive and i am so thankful. Oh and this show is a keeper and you can D/L it now.Love the Jack Straw Jerry's runs are glorious.

Reviewer: raybo - - January 25, 2008
Subject: Howto Obtain a Live Stream
Being a computer geek and what not, I have discovered, if you keep a large cache size for your internet browser and listen to a live stream and look in this folder, you will find the file sitting there.

So if you stream the entire show it is entirely, leaving the internet browser open, you should find the entire show in your cache show....thus you can save them someplace else on your computer, therefore downloading the show.

How did I find this out? Well, lost internect connection one time, but oddly enough, the song I was listening to keep playing, and finished. That is when a light went off in my head.

Hopefully, you will see this post, and I woundn't be this is a sneaky way to obtain downloads of shows no longer avaiable for download.

The whole thing is stupid. I mean, if someone enjoys the show, and wants to download, let them! If they really like it, who is to say they wouldn't purchase the one that has been sold? I know a lot of people who have done, or do this.

Anyway, my 2cents.
Reviewer: Mike Cooley's evil twin - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 1, 2007
Subject: Brilliant performance...particularly from Jerry
Outstanding jam in the Half Step. One of the best I've heard. They're all right there all show long. This is top shelf Grateful Dead.

And the whining is nauseating. Talk about looking a gift horse in the mouth.
Reviewer: DeadDave50 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 18, 2006
Subject: Auds
I am not a big fan of auds,but this one has grown on me....the more I listen,the more i like.
Reviewer: Jeffrey-O - favoritefavorite - May 18, 2005
Subject: Sad to say it, but...
Sorry "Spacefish", but I think the shows gone for good now that DP 34 is out! ... and to "lilrichwhiteboy", Wow your good!!! I think we have now hit a new level in the tape trading world!! -- Bartering for revoked archive shows to the highest bidder. (or should I say beggar!!)

MY $.02

I love this site!!
Reviewer: lilrichwhiteboy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 14, 2005
Subject: I Can Supply The Moore AUD With Trade.
After seeing the DP release I decided to see if I downloaded Mr. Moore's AUD last year. And happily, I did. Just burned the audio files and am listening to Estimated now...a very good recording.

Sounds like an FOB about 2/3 the way up to the board, high off the crowd, and very clean. It's definitely a keeper.
I am much more of an AUD guy than a SBD guy which is why I downloaded it...Thanks Jerry! Wow!!!

I'd be happy to trade with anybody who wants it. I'm looking for really good, older JGB AUDs these days. If you don't have any, we can work something out. I am very eclectic.
Reviewer: spacefish - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 6, 2005
Subject: Don't get your panties in a wad
That disclaimer is most likely a template, it appears all over the site where shows are not available for one reason or another. Due to the sheer enormity of this website and all of the treasures being stored here, I'm quite certain that although your bummed about this, that the powers that be on this project have alot more to deal with than slapping up some "truthful statement" that's not going to make you feel any better anyway. Let's not forget how much easier it is to get an endless supply of music from this resource.
Five stars for the show, in any format. We've all been hearing this one for a long time.
Reviewer: andy b - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 6, 2005
Subject: The dead are allready rich
you will let people record your concerts live but now we can only trade the ones you let us? Bob, yea im talkin to you, you are rich. You are very rich. If thats not enough every friends tour or rat dog show you have sells out. I dont want to buy a dicks pics becase its just a live show. I own every grateful dead album, every single one, on vynil. You already have my money guys.
Reviewer: lawrpm - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 13, 2005
Subject: Come On Guys/Gals
Stop complaining. The DP is $21.00 for the entire show. REALLY! There is so much here for free, go and buy the show! The GD are entitled to make some cash! Comments like yours really disappoint the REAL fans.
Reviewer: heyitsmejess - favorite - February 3, 2005
Subject: this is not the DP source
why has it been removed? i thought it was only the same source that couldny be traded/downloaded? why would the audience sources be takend down? there are other DP shows here that the audience is still available for. at least be consistent in your policies.

Reviewer: DamnRebel - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 3, 2005
Subject: ??? cont.
I agree. I certainly love & appreciate all that has done for us, but . . .
BS is still BS.

If we're supposed to be honest and not trade shows once they've been released as DPs, the powers that be ought to be equally honest and not say crap like, "we hope to have access to this show restored as soon as possible." They don't, and they won't.

Don't forget -- the thing about dishonesty is that it engenders a cynicism toward all other statements one makes. Let's keep the archive an oasis of non-capitalist purity in this lying, greedy world.

By the way, the only folks who will be snookered by this silly disclaimer are the newbies, who will pathetically return again and again, hoping for the show's return. Let's not treat them this ol' way.

Finally, I'm awfully glad I downloaded this a while back. The show is yet another glorious Fall '77 rocker. Good DP choice, folks!
Reviewer: Albix714 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 3, 2005
Subject: ???
"This show is currently unavailable for download because it cannot be located on our servers".

Why make this BS statement
This show is now a Dick's Pick and you'll never offer it for download again. Just be honest.
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